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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
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New & Notable

  • Ida Weiss behind the wheel in a Chevy Volt. Tufts engineering students are in the driver’s seat in a study on how exhaust generated by jet traffic at Logan Airport may be impacting the air local people breathe

    Tufts engineering students are in the driver’s seat in a study of how exhaust generated by jet traffic at Logan Airport may be impacting the air local people breathe

Spotlights

  • Tufts Institute of the Environment TIE logo

    An interdisciplinary, university-wide education and research institute that facilitates and coordinates environmental programs. 

  • Recycling boxes

    A broad overview of the various options for environmental degrees open to graduate and undergraduate students, plus a listing of the many environmentally related courses offered at Tufts.

  • Student giving a poster presentation

    A graduate-level program that takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding water issues worldwide. Provides students with the perspectives and tools to manage water-related problems.

  • Tennis court with bin for recylcling tennis balls

    Providing used tennis balls with a non-profit organization that recycles them into surfaces such as equestrian turf for therapeutic riding centers for people with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

  • Hands holding a duck

    Part of the Clinical Translational Science Award One Health Alliance. Promotes collaboration between disciplines to improve the health of people, animals, and the environment. 

  • Students in a lecture hall

    Provides students the opportunity for substantial, in-depth study of environmental economics within the realm of international relations.A concentration designed to provide students with substantial, in-depth, and focused study into environmental economics within the realm of international relations.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability